ERIC Number: ED333216
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: N/A
Getting to Grips with Industry Restructuring.
This booklet is written for the general reader who wants to understand important trends in vocational education and training. It aims to give the reader an understanding of industry restructuring by answering three key questions: What is industry restructuring? Why restructure? How is industry restructuring achieved? The first part describes industry and award restructuring as well as restructuring at the industry level and at the enterprise level. The second part discusses the external and internal forces that cause restructuring within enterprises. The third part describes a strategic approach to restructuring and then considers each of the six elements of operational strategy that are involved in the current restructuring process: new technology, change to work organization, job redesign, award restructuring, definition of skill-related career paths, and education and training. A number of case studies are referred to in the discussion in each of the three parts. The final section of the booklet provides an annotated list of 36 publications for further reading. (YLB)
Descriptors: Administrative Organization, Adult Education, Change Strategies, Developed Nations, Foreign Countries, Industrial Structure, Industry, Job Development, Job Training, Organizational Change, Planning, Technological Advancement, Vocational Education
TAFE National Centre for Research and Development, 252 Kensington Road, Leabrook, South Australia 5068.
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: TAFE National Centre for Research and Development, Ltd., Leabrook (Australia).
Identifiers: Australia; Strategic Planning
Note: For related guides, see ED 317 848-849.